He fought against middleweight contender Cannonier at the T-mobile Arena, Las Vegas Sunday morning.
The UFC welterweight champion has long been angling for a bout with pound-for-pound boxing great Alvarez, but has failed to gain traction with fans of either sport due to the perception of it being a major mismatch. Usman doesn’t have the same star power and aura Conor McGregor did when he fought Floyd Mayweather in 2017, and has such has struggled to sell the possible fight.
The UFC welterweight champion, 15-0 in the world’s lead mixed martial arts promotion, has been tipped to make a temporary move into boxing later this year to take on Alvarez.
Ngannou had gone into his last heavyweight title defence against Ciryl Gane with a completely torn ACL and damaged ACL, but still emerged victorious on the scorecards.
The two have gone back and forth over the past few months, and both made their intentions clear of wanting to fight one another.
The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa in a statement by Gabriel Odu of Media, Public
Ahead of a rematch at UFC 271, Adesanya (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) said he’d be lying if he told reporters Whittaker (23-5 MMA, 14-3 UFC) hadn’t improved since their first meeting in October 2019.
Kamaru Usman called out Jake Paul all the way back in April 2021. Paul accepted the ‘challenge.’ However, Usman decided he didn’t want to engage in “play fighting” — no matter how much money it made him.
In a statement by the commission’s Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Dabiri-Erewa stated that by the feat, Israel has brought honour
Dabiri-Erewa said this while receiving Usman in her office on Friday in Abuja.
A first-round that did not disappoint the fans had continued with more explosive action in the second
This weekend may be more than just a proving ground for McGregor’s comeback or a platform for Dustin Poirier to gain another win, as it could ultimately lead to the next fight which will crown a new lightweight champion
The Irishman had hoped to use a victory over his American rival to lure Khabib Nurmagomedov out of retirement and into a rematch of their infamous October 2018 clash.
The 31-year-old silenced his critics with a comprehensive win over rival Costa, a formerly undefeated Brazilian, and the pair had not seen eye to eye in the build up to their bout on Fight Island.
A statement by the commission’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, stated that Dabiri-Erewa was excited by the success of the two great Nigerian boxers.
McGregor was reportedly approached by French cops on his £3 million yacht over an alleged attempted sex assault and indecent exposure in a bar last Sunday
Masvidal, who was called in as a last-minute replacement after Gilbert Burns tested positive for coronavirus, had called Usman “mentally weak” prior to the fight.
McGregor announced he is retiring from MMA for the third time in four years on Sunday, despite making his long-awaited comeback just in January.
“Hey guys. I’ve decided to retire from fighting. Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!” the 31-year-old McGregor wrote on his Twitter account, posting a picture with his mother at one of the World title wins.
Usman, who owns a 16-1 record, said he has been ready to defend his title since April.